This pamphlet examines the principal developments of party organization, electoral growth and policy-making in the period. It gives particular attention to the constituent elements that made up the party and the nature of its support and explores the party's predominant attitudes, ideology and policies from 1900 to 1931.

chapter 1|2 pages

Introduction: The historical problem

chapter 3|5 pages

The consolidation of the party, 1900–6

chapter 4|4 pages

The limits of independence, 1906–14

chapter 5|6 pages

Elections and party support, 1906–14

chapter 6|8 pages

War and reconstitution

chapter 8|7 pages

The nature of Labour’s support

chapter 9|9 pages

Economic policy and unemployment

chapter 11|3 pages

The 1931 election

chapter 12|3 pages